Is Poker Legal in Denmark?



Online poker is absolutely legal in Denmark, you can play it at physical casinos and online, although rewards can be slightly lower at some poker sites, because licensed poker casinos have to pay state taxes. So your winnings will be a bit lower but tax-free, as the casinos – Not You – compensate for state taxes.

Status of state regulation:  Poker game is legislatively regulated and controlled by the state in Denmark

Tax on Players:   None

Tax on Casino Operators:   20 percent

Extra Rake:   None

Segregation:   None – it means, that the Danish players share poker tables with players located in other countries abroad in the same combined player pool.

Denmark’s Deposit & Cashout Methods while playing Poker:  Visa,  Bank Transfer, Skrill, Neteller.

E-wallets such as Skrill (formerly it was known as Moneybookers) and Neteller are among the most preferable paying methods as they enable players to avoid fees and taxes associated with gambling transactions. Moreover the use of these e-wallets doesn’t require sharing banking information with poker sites.

At poker casinos in Denmark you can usually use Danish Currency – Krone (DKK) and EUR.

Is Denmark in the player pool?

PokerStars is one of the most popular poker sites in the world and Yes, the Danish players are also allowed to play here! The Danish players are not segregated from the rest of the international PokerStars player pool (as, for example, the players from France, Italy and Spain are).

The domain name for the Danish poker players is but the game experience the players get here is identical to client with the same stakes, deposit bonus, Supernova VIP program, players etc.

Do I Need a VPN to play Online Poker in Denmark?

No, you don’t. There is no Internet censorship applied to most online gambling sites in Denmark at the moment, no matter what it is related to: lottery, sports betting, casino or poker game. So a VPN is not needed. However, if you face some problems with downloading poker clients or while travelling abroad outside Denmark, you can follow the guidelines below:

Other countries in regulated online poker market within Europe may censor primary domains of poker rooms. While the poker site’s domain may be down, thus preventing new players from downloading the client, those who have managed to download the software can still log in and play without restrictions. The sites are based offshore (for instance, Malta / Gibraltar) with EU licenses, so despite one country’s Internet censorship all game balances and cash-outs will remain safe.

In case you are unable to download a poker client, just use a cheap VPN service such as StrongVPN. After having installed a poker client using VPN, you no longer will need to use a VPN although some players continue to do so if playing over public wifi, for reasons of extra security. The use of VPNs is not prohibited, with the exception of playing online with VPN from the U.S. You may read more about VPN security.

The list of the land-based casinos in Denmark, where you can play poker:

 Casino Copenhagen – 70, Amager Boulevard, Copenhagen, Denmark, Tel: +4533965965

  • Casino Marienlyst – Strandgade 2, 3000 Helsingør, Denmark, Tel: +45 49 28 01 23
  • Casino Munkebjerg Vejle – Munkebjergvej 125, 7100 Vejle, Denmark, Tel: +45 7643 5000
  • RoyalCasino – Store Torv 4, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark, Tel: +45 8619 2122
  • Casino Aalborg – Ved Stranden 16, 9000 Aalborg, Denmark, Tel: +4598101550

The Best Online Poker Places in Denmark

It comes as no surprise that there is a number of excellent Danish poker sites where you can enjoy poker online.

Denmark has come up with some extremely talented poker players, such as Gus Hansen and Peter Eastgate, topping the list of Scandinavian poker players with the biggest cash prizes.

Among the best poker sites in Denmark are of course 888 Poker,, and PartyPoker. Each of these poker sites:


  • accepts poker players in Denmark;
  • offers great welcome poker bonuses and lucrative programs for VIP players;
  • attracts with extremely exciting tournaments and freerolls.

How does a poker site become the leader in the list?

If you’ve never played poker on the Internet before, finding the best Danish poker site can be somehow difficult.

There are dozens of online poker sites in Denmark that offer you the opportunity to play on real money, but not all of them are created equal. Although most Danish online poker sites where you can play for real money, try to attract their players with fantastic welcome bonuses or eye-catching visual effects, or by promising extra benefits from their promotions and loyalty programs, there are, in fact, only a small handful of the best Danish poker sites that contain all the required elements.

What should you look for on a Danish online poker site?

One of the most important factors you should focus on is that the poker site has a large amount of visitors during Danish peak periods, so there are plenty of other poker players at the tables when you log in. Other things that you also should look at when you play for real money on Danish poker sites are reliable and user-friendly software as well as generous bonuses.

Really leading Danish poker rooms are running on the best online poker software, guaranteeing fast game play, high-quality graphics and a wide selection of deposit and withdrawal options, allowing you to make payments and withdraw money easily and in a safe way.

Remember that the Danish players at poker sites have the option of playing at slot machines or roulette, which is a great way to pause between poker games.

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